A New Community: A Volunteer's Testimony

April 26, 2016 (Tue.)
Every single person matters to God.  Zephaniah 3:17 says, “He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Ray Cornell came to the Philippines all the way from Oregon because, “It sounded like a good place to retire.”  He has been staying here for over 4 years now. In looking for a church, he hopped from one to another until he found the church he knows God has assigned to him. 2 years after regularly attending the SFCC services, he made a decision.  Knowing that the church could use a lot of help in the various activities and events, he decided to lend a hand.  He became an asset, helping out in the Food and Beverage Team during the Encounter God Retreat, the regular ‘bayanihan’/ clean up drive,  and now at the 6-week long Summer Internship Training. It is such a blessing seeing that he doesn’t mind washing countless dishes and cutlery,  heaving heavy objects, and breaking into a sweat.  As a result, he has gained friends as he became a constant figure at every event.
Ray Cornell has gained confidence & security in God’s love and is actively playing for the ‘we’ team.  He recognizes that ‘we’ is greater than ‘me’ and that no one becomes a champion alone . Working behind the scenes, he gets blessed as he blesses others.


Happily serving food at the Encounter God Retreat where he gained a lot of facebook and real time friends.

At the SFCC bayanihan

It’s not everyday that you see a big burly figure bent over dirty dishes and cutlery. The 6-week Summer Internship Training participants are blessed!